Ohio State University, Philosophy

Position ID:OSU-Philosophy-APPP [#25836]
Position Title: Associate Professor or Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Philosophy / Epistemology, Metaphysics, Metaphysics and/or Epistemology, including Logic and Philosophy of Minds, Metaphysics; Epistemology; Mind; Language;Logic or Philosophy of Science
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/09/20, listed until 2024/03/20)
Position Description:    

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Associate Professor or Professor

Department of Philosophy

College of Arts and Sciences


Position Overview

The Department of Philosophy at The Ohio State University invites applications for the The Steve R. and Sarah E. O'Donnell Professorship in Philosophy, an endowed tenured position at the rank of associate professor or professor. We welcome a variety of approaches in philosophy. The appointed individual will conduct philosophical research, teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate philosophy curriculum, and participate in the cooperative administration of the department. This appointment will begin in Autumn 2024.

Area of Specialization: metaphysics and/or epistemology. We construe this broadly to include, among others, relevant subfields of: philosophies of gender, language, logic, math, mind, race, and science.

Area of Competence: Open


Education and Experience Requirements

Required: The successful applicant must have PhD in hand in Philosophy or a related field by the time of appointment. Teaching experience at the college level and a record of original peer-reviewed publications is required.

Desired: Candidates should demonstrate attentiveness to building a diverse intellectual community, in line with OSU’s shared values (see below).


How to Apply

Apply to the Careers at Ohio State website at https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Associate-Professor-Professor-of-Philosophy_R89514-1. A competitive application consists of a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Tristram McPherson at mcpherson.164@osu.edu.

You will be presented with the opportunity to attach up to FIVE documents in the Application Documents section. Please include the following:


You will be asked for names and contact information for three reference letters at a later date.


The College

With more than 80 majors and 100 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of the university. The Arts and Sciences provides extraordinary opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, blending creativity and analysis to truly be at the forefront of thought. The breadth and depth of knowledge in the college gives students and researchers the critical thinking and adaptability essential for a lifetime of success. 


Department Information

The philosophy department has 17 tenure-track faculty members. Our research strengths include the philosophy of logic, mathematics, and science, value theory, epistemology and philosophy of mind, and the history of philosophy.


The University

Ohio State is a top-20 public university, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of best U.S. employers for diversity. Eligible Ohio State employees receive comprehensive benefits packages, including medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, and state or alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions.


The Ohio State University’s Shared Values include Excellence and Impact, Diversity and Innovation, Inclusion and Equity, Care and Compassion, and Integrity and Respect. Our university community welcomes differences, encourages open-minded exploration and courageous thinking, and upholds freedom of expression.


Ohio State is a dynamic community where opportunity thrives, and individuals transform themselves and their world. Positions are available in countless fields and specialties. Become a Buckeye and contribute to an incredible legacy that serves to guide our future and shape a better tomorrow.


The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has established Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty and their loved ones. Service offerings include dual careers partner consultations, identifying potential employers and/or employment opportunities, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and in the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are provided to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering or transitioning to The Ohio State University.  


In addition to being responsive to dual-career opportunities, we strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.  Ohio State is an NSF ADVANCE institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).


Located in Ohio’s capital city, Ohio State’s Columbus campus is near the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation, and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available here. In addition to  its Columbus campus, Ohio State has four regional campuses including Ohio State Lima, Ohio State Mansfield, Ohio State Marion, and Ohio State Newark, in addition to Ohio State ATI in Wooster. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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Contact: Tristram McPherson
Email: email address
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Department of Philosophy
The Ohio State University
350 University Hall
230 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
Web Page: https://philosophy.osu.edu/